Charissa Saverio, better known by her stage name DJ Rap, is a British drum and bass, house music and progressive electronic music producer and DJ.
Publiée par DJ Rap sur Lundi 27 novembre 2017
While the majority of her work is in the jungle style, her more successful work is in traditional electronic music. DJ Rap has been voted the #1 female DJ in the world by Shejay.
She owns, records for, runs and A&Rs two labels Propa Talent and Impropa Talent. She is also a producer, model and actress.
DJ Rap grew up all over the world and was born in Singapore, daughter of an Italian father and an Irish-Malaysian mother.
She lived in Walthamstow, East London for quite some time before she became a DJ.
She has worked as an engineer and produced many hits, often collaborating with other artists. After being the first artist on the scene to self-release her first CD, she signed to Sony along with Grooverider and Leftfield.
But before all of that she smashed the dancefloors with her style of Jungle with Propa Talent way back in the early 90’s, Divine Rhythm (Original) Classic 1992 track from DJ Rap & Voyager and what I believe to be one of her first releases.
In 1994 which for me is 1 of the biggest tunes in Jungle History – Engineers Without Fears (DJ Rap) – Spiritual Aura Dee Jay Recordings – DJX 0015 (1994)
DJ Rap – Total Tangent – Label: Proper Talent – PT 002 – Released: 1994
DJ Rap – Spiritual Aura (DJ Rap Get Raw Mix). 1994 remix of DJ Rap’s anthem released on her own Proper Talent Label. Engineers Without Fears (DJ Rap) – Spiritual Aura Dee Jay Recordings – DJX 0015 (1994)
DJ Rap – Digable Bass – PT004
DJ Rap & Outlaw Candy – Intelligent Woman. Excellent Jungle track from late 94′ from DJ Rap with lyrics from Outlaw Candy.
DJ Rap– Hardstep is another classic everyone should remember – Proper Talent – PT13 – Released: 1996
Her most well-known artist album, Learning Curve, was released in 1999 to critical acclaim and resulted in several stylized music videos, including two versions of “Good to Be Alive” (one for the CD version and another for the rarer radio remix)
and “Bad Girl”, a song about having to be a strong woman to survive in today’s world.
Rolling Stone gave Learning Curve three and a half stars, stating “this is the record Madonna wanted to make”. Learning Curve went on to sell over a million copies bringing her total sales to over 3 million worldwide, including her successful compilation sales including Journeys by DJ, Propa Classics Vol. 1 and 2, Brave New World, Armani Exchange CHEMISTRY and Touching Bass, Bulletproof, Up All Night, which have all crossed many genres and has become her trademark.
Since Learning Curve, Saverio has focused more on DJ set CDs, including Touching Bass, a double-album set with drum and bass and breaks tracks.
Beyond her own musical endeavors, Rap has produced music for PlayStation, Wii, and 7 major movies. Her film and commercial music scores and custom sound designs have been featured for Twix, Mission Impossible (Tom Cruise), Isolation, Run Lola Run, Enough (J-lo), Rogue Trader (Ewan McGregor) and four documentaries. She also has an extensive catalog that consists of over 300 compositions.
DJ Rap – Intelligent Woman – The Book
Intelligent Woman sees the undisputed ‘Queen Of The Turntables’ DJ Rap lift the lid on an extraordinary career and a tempestuous life. A highly-skilled and majorly successful DJ, producer/singer songwriter and musician from the early days of UK rave and pirate radio, Rap went on to major record deals, movie soundtrack work and headlining slots at the world’s biggest festivals. A true pioneer, Rap first made it big in the macho world of old-skool jungle and even defied a death threat placed upon her when she refused to toe the line. In typical style, Rap responded in the only way she could… with a groundbreaking album that marked her out as the first female musician to record and release an album on her very own label.
Rap eventually moved to Los Angeles in 2001 where she helped establish drum and bass as a major musical force in the US as her repertoire expanded into tech house… her songwriting earned gold records… and her DJing was witnessed by tens of thousands of fans. With a place on Mullholland Drive and a lifestyle she had always dreamt of Rap even said no to a tour with Madonna as her career went interstellar.
Please share if you love the history of Old Skool, Jungle and Drum & Bass!Thank you everyone for the love on my forthcoming book. You now have a short period to pre order to get your name in the back. "Intelligent Woman" is an open and frank account of my life through all the up's and down's I've encountered on and off the stage. Super Deluxe Bundle (Limited To 500 copies) – Signed Hardback Book / Name printed in back of book / Limited Edition Record / Limited Edition Mix CD / DJ Rap Calendar / Free entry to VIP book launch on December 7th 2018 https://musicmondays.databeats.com/merchandise/mmbook006sdbun Deluxe Bundle – Signed Hardback Book / Name printed in back of book / Limited Edition Record https://musicmondays.databeats.com/merchandise/mmbook006dbunBook – Signed Hardback Book / Name printed in back of bookhttps://musicmondays.databeats.com/merchandise/mmbook006Welcome to DJ RAP Intelligent Woman, a no-holds barred journey into the deepest, darkest jungle of all!
Publiée par DJ Rap sur Jeudi 30 août 2018
As she continues to innovate, her sound not only pulls from drum & bass but from house, pop and trap elements. Her love for music, inspiration and desire to break boundaries has elevated DJ Rap to a level of tastemaker authority that continues to push the limits of music and production.
With her New Release Hyena – https://dnbnoize.com/releases/dj-rap-hyena/
Thank you so much for supporting!'Hyena' OUT now! https://fanlink.to/hyena-out-now
Publiée par DJ Rap sur Mercredi 12 septembre 2018
And Forthcoming –
DJ Rap / Engineers Without Fears / Lavery – Propa Dubs Vol 2: Spiritual Aura
So excited for this!Get your presale NOW! https://propatalent.databeats.com/storePropa Dubs 2 is the second vinyl installment from the Propa Talent stable this year. Featuring the ever sought after 'Spiritual Aura mixes', there are three cuts all beautifully remastered for vinyl, the original 'Engineers Without Fears','Get Raw' (DJ Rap remix) and a new remix from none other than Tom Lavery himself. Only available as a limited 300 copy release inc. an exclusive signed photo.#vinyl #ClassicVinyl #SpiritualAura #Dubplate
Publiée par DJ Rap sur Vendredi 28 septembre 2018
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Label: Propa Talent